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Tuesday, April 30 • 10:00am - 10:40am
PANEL: From Climate Data To Technology Solutions

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This panel looks at the intersection of climate data and technology development. There is no shortage of climate data from scientists, government agencies and private research organizations. The key is to choose the relevant data and figure out ways to create solutions from them that will help to minimize the impact of climate change. The panelists will discuss what types of data are a good fit for developing new technology and business models in sectors such as renewable energy generation, agriculture, energy efficiency and transportation. But having the right data alone isn't enough. The panelists will also talk about the challenges of making good use of the data and what new data will help accelerate the development and deployment of better solutions.


Moderators
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Ucilia Wang

Contributing writer, GigaOm
Ucilia Wang writes about renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies for publications such as GigaOm, Forbes, and Renewable Energy World. Previously, she was an associate editor at Greentech Media. She began writing about technology when she became a staff writer covering the semiconductor industry at Red Herring. She then learned all about modeling and data crunching as a science writer for the computational research division and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Jim Ethington

VP of Product, The Climate Corporation
Jim joined the Climate Corporation in 2008 and leads the product design and development efforts across Climate's products. Prior to joining the Climate Corporation, Jim worked at at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he led several high-profile engagements including developing innovative financial analysis and fraud detection software products that became core drivers of revenue across PwC’s lines of business. Jim has an A.B. in Computer... Read More →
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Daniel Goldfarb

Partner, Director of Design Research, Greenstart
Daniel Goldfarb is a partner and head of design research at Greenstart. Greenstart is a venture firm and design studio for cleanweb startups based in San Francisco. Daniel heads both investment diligence and design research, where he evaluates hundreds of companies every year to drive Greenstart's investment decisions. His diligence then becomes actionable insight for Greenstart's design team, which uses both qualitative and quantitative data... Read More →
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Adam Rein

Principal, MissionPoint Capital Partners
Adam Rein is a Principal at MissionPoint Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in the transition to a low carbon economy. In 2010, Adam co-founded Altaeros Energies, a startup launched out of MIT to develop the world’s first commercial high altitude wind turbine. He is also a Director at Greentown Labs, Boston’s leading early stage incubator of cleantech startups. Previously Adam worked as a strategy... Read More →
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James Strittholt

President/Executive Director, Conservation Biology Institute
James Strittholt is founder and President of the Conservation Biology Institute located in Corvallis, Oregon and has over 18 years experience in applying computer mapping technologies to address conservation planning in the U.S. and internationally. He holds undergraduate degrees in Botany, Zoology, and Secondary Education from Miami University where he also earned a Masters in Zoology in population genetics. He earned a Ph.D. in 1994 from Ohio... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2013 10:00am - 10:40am
Mission Bay Conference Center 1675 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158

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